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Series of 8 maps embroidered on canvas with the same technique of the propaganda slogans realized on large fabric and used by the communist party… Read More
Series of 8 maps embroidered on canvas with the same technique of the propaganda slogans realized on large fabric and used by the communist party during the seventies, which have been lately filled with white thread wool insertions. The 8 maps depict different Hutong areas in downtown Beijing, with a size of approximately one square kilometre each and a population of 30000; these areas have been isolated as autonomous towns within the big city. Since 2009 the carpets have been shown to the Hutong dwellers trough street public temporary events, hanging them up on ropes, wires and threads commonly used by local Beijing residents for their clothes to dry. embroidery on canvas, 200x200cm, 2009 Read Less
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Chaoyang Men Nei Dajie [Urban Carpet: Cyan] 2009

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Carpets are representing different maps of Hutong areas in downtown Beijing with a size of approximately one square kilometre and a population of 30000. Each of them has been isolated and presented as autonomous town within the big city. They are embroidered by hand with the same technique of the propaganda slogans on large fabrics used by the communist party during the seventies. The carpets have been filled with white wire wool insertions.

Nan Luogu Xiang Hutong [Urban Carpet: Orange] 2009

Jingshan Di Qu [Urban Carpet: Blue] 2009

Xi Si Bei [Urban Carpet: Brown] 2009

San Bu Lao Hutong [Urban Carpet: Red] 2009

Dongsi Shi Tiao [Urban Carpet: Green] 2009

Fucheng Men Hutong [Urban Carpet: Grey] 2009

Xian Yu Kou Di Qu [Urban Carpet: Pink] 2009